Race, Stress and its Impact on Infant Mortality Among Black Infants

According to Ideastream®, a black infant in one Ohio county is more than three times more likely than a white baby to die before his or her first birthday. As part of a continuing series, “Zip Code: the Hidden Vital Sign,” Ideastream talks with Kent State University Professor Angela Neal-Barnett about the relationship between racial stress in black women and ways to reduce the stress before it affects pregnancy.

Neal-Barnett is a professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Watch the story from Ideastream.

Learn more about Neal-Barnett’s research from WEWS.